Bespoke Process

Bonham Strand guarantees to deliver products with the perfect fit and finish. We are committed to delivering our clients a traditional bespoke experience unique to Hong Kong. All of our products are crafted in Hong Kong tradition by master tailors.

1. Fabric Selection

Bonham Strand offers a range of traceable Italian and England fabrics, which come in varying weights, thread counts, colors and patterns and used by some of the biggest high street names, for example REDA 1865, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Loro Piana, Zegna, Drago, Kerry Knoll and Dormeuil.

The swatches are updated from season to season to ensure they are in style.

The fabric should be chosen based on the customer’s primitive use of the bespoke suit.

2. Suit Customization

Customization is highly valued and great attention is paid to every single detail according to different customer’s preference. Style of the blazer’s lapel, slit, pockets, vents can be chosen individually. Pants can also be different by selecting the style of pockets and pleat.

What’s more, buttons are usually an overlooked aspect of a man’s suit, but we offer thousands of button choices to match the fabric and add a distinctive feature to your substantial piece.

3. Professional Measurement

Not only being accurate, master tailors carry out the measurement according to the customer’s personal preference through constant communication and understanding. Experienced tailors can decide the allowances to add or deduct based on the measurement.

Quality is guaranteed by having the same tailor responsible for the measurement and the subsequent processes.

4. Pattern Cutting

The paper pattern is completely bespoke instead of using the basic block. Every single chock marked is based on the measurement by the hands of tailors with 50 years of experiences. The paper pattern cut will be stored for future reference or repeat orders.

5. Baste Fitting

The basic parts of the suit are sewn together simply using a simple, white cotton “basting thread” for fitting purpose. This enables the tailor to check the basic fit of your pattern, and also allows more chances for later alteration. The basted garment has unfinished lapels, no buttons and no buttonholes.

In the first fitting, the tailor assesses the accuracy of the measurements. Alterations are made to the basted suit by using chalk to make notes on it. At this stage, the style can still be changed if the customers change their minds.

6. Second Fitting

At this stage the suit will be almost completely finished. The final adjustments will be marked up and then carried out by the tailors. Depending on the situation, there can be more than two fittings. Adjustments will continue to be made until the suit is perfect and the customer is completely satisfied.

7. Re-cutting

The initial baste thread is opened up and the garment is re-cut after the second fitting. The flexibility of the wool fiber allows the tailor to make multiple alterations. All the customer’s recommendations from the two fittings are added on. The length, width, size and style are altered by manual pressing to create the perfect fit for them.

8. Button Holes Sewing

The bespoke suit is completed with handmade button holes, one of the hallmarks of the customized suit. They are first cut and then sewn to avoid loose edges from developing. The buttons are also hands sewn to create a neck for them in order to fit the keyhole.

9. Finalization

Bonham Strand guarantees to deliver products with the best fit and finish. Every suit is an art piece to the masters which was created solely for each unique character. Enjoy!

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